With more than 3.1m of the UK's workforce at home, having staff based outside the office is becoming an increasingly practical choice for businesses with limited space. This guide will help you to understand more about conference calls and their benefits.
Conference calling allows more than two people to be involved in a telephone call. Conference calls work in various ways: either several people can sit around a conference phone to speak to someone based elsewhere, or several people dial into a call using a PIN or password.
Conference calls mean even if your team is based apart, they can talk together as if they were in the same room. It allows people from separate businesses working on the same project to collaborate, and cuts down on downtime caused by journeys to and from meetings, can also significantly reduce fuel costs.
Most mobile operators will allow you to do it for free - the person setting up the call pays according to your monthly price plan for each individual phone call they make. If you want to make a call from a meeting, a conference phone with three microphones will set you back around £150.
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